ISPR: Pakistan Conducts Test Of IRBM Hatf IV Shaheen 1A Missile

Pakistan today successfully conducted the launch of the intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Hatf IV Shaheen-1A Weapon System. The missile is an improved version of Shaheen-1 with improvements in range and technical parameters. It is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads. 

Today’s launch, whose impact point was at sea, was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Khalid Ahmed Kidwai (R), Chairman NESCOM  Mr Muhammad Irfan Burney, Commander Army Strategic Force Command Lieutenant General Tariq Nadeem Gilani and other senior military officers, scientists and engineers.
DG SPD Lieutenant General Khalid Ahmed Kidwai (R) congratulated all scientists and engineers on the successful launch, and the accuracy of the missile in reaching the target. He said that the improved version of Shaheen 1A will further consolidate and strengthen Pakistan’s deterrence abilities. He appreciated the efforts of all personnel for their dedication and professionalism. 

via ISPR

Just In: Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Hatf IV

Rawalpindi: Pakistan has successfully test-fired long-range Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) ballistic missile in the Indian Ocean, Geo News reported Wednesday.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile’s range and technical parameters have been improved while it is capable of carrying nuclear warhead. Soures tell us that the missile has a range of 700 KMs.

Pakistan has tested the long-range missile just a week after India test fired its first Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni V on April 18.

India’s indigenously built Agni-V has a range of more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) and is capable of carrying nuclear warhead.

Pakistan To Conduct Long-Range Missile Test Soon: Indian Media

Days after India conducted its Agni-V test, Pakistan has informed India it too is conducting a ‘long-range missile test in the Indian Ocean’ anytime from April 24 to 29 (from 8.30 to 11 am IST), and asked the Indian civil aviation authorities Monday evening to issue a NOTAM (notice to airmen) to warn commercial airlines and pilots to steer clear of the area.

Flights heading to the Gulf from India in that specific time-period will have to be rescheduled or rerouted, sources said.

Pakistan informed the Indian authorities Monday evening it was waiting for India to issue the NOTAM and asked it to communicate the NOTAM number to the Pakistan civil aviation authority swiftly.

Pakistan also said that Oman and Yemen had already issued NOTAMs ahead of the Pakistani long-range missile test.

Sources said Pakistan conducts its missile tests over the Indian Ocean in the southern direction due to which flights from India to the Gulf and Africa have to be rescheduled or rerouted.

“The communications from Pakistan always come in the last minute, mostly just a day in advance. Airlines have to be informed immediately,” sources said.

Pakistan is developing its ‘Shaheen’ long-range missiles that it hopes can eventually clock a range of 4,000-4,500 kms. Pakistan’s entire nuclear-capable missile arsenal is India-specific and is trying to develop long-range missiles that has strike capacity to destruct whole of India.

via  The Asian Age